September Special Election costs limit Scott County Courthouse repairs

By Ryne Turke on October 10 at 8:43am


The special election held last month to replace former 18th Congressional District Representative Aaron Schock means one local county can’t renovate its courthouse. According to Scott County Commissioner Craig Lashmett, Read More

Local electric co-op places at Lineman Safety Rodeo

By Ryne Turke on October 10 at 8:42am


A team of linemen from Illinois Electric Cooperative finished as the second runner-ups at the 18th annual Lineman’s Safety Rodeo. Cole Hurrelbrink, Joe Alexander, and Ryan Little represented the local Read More

Jim Bruner named to Historic Preservation Agency

By Jim McCabe on October 9 at 8:33pm


A well-known Illinois College alumnus assumes an important state role this week. Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Jim Bruner to the board of trustees for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Read More

Jack’s Auto Clinic “downsizing”

By Jim McCabe on October 9 at 1:10pm


Today is the final day of business for a long-time car repair service in Jacksonville. Jack’s Auto Clinic opened in 1979. Current owner David Zink purchased the business from Jack Read More

A-C Central principal dies

By Jim McCabe on October 9 at 7:25am


Students, faculty and staff are mourning the loss of a principal this week at A-C Central Middle and High Schools. Robert “Bob” Sanders Jr. was 48 years old when he Read More